Savoie The Area
Savoie offers a range of ski resorts capable of satisfying all your ski needs, probably boasting some of the best ski areas in French Alps. The tourist vocation of Savoie is older than that of Haute-Savoie with a larger number of so-called “inter-linked” ski areas like Espace Killy, 3 Valleys and Paradiski…
At the heart of Savoie and with direct access to the Vanoise Park, we find the 3 valleys (the largest ski area in the world) with Méribel, Courchevel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens. Pralognan and Champagny en Vanoise, on the edge of the 3 valleys have, for their part, retained a very authentic character.
Tignes and Val d’Isère (part of the Espace Killy ski area), other super stars dominate the Haute Tarentaise area, without forgetting the other exceptional players in area that are La Plagne and Les Arcs with 450kms of pistes in Paradiski (extensive high altitude ski area still offering good value for ski properties).
At the border of Savoie and Haute Savoie is Notre Dame de Bellecombe and Les Saisies (one of the top places for cross-country skiing). Savoie is also the Bourget and Aix les Bains Lakes, some of the largest lakes in France. Above Aix, the Belvédère du Revard opens onto the Bauges massif and is an incomparable natural area for hiking in summer and cross-country skiing in winter.
Finally, the Maurienne area in Savoie offers a wide range of destinations and walks in the area: Aussois or Termignon-la-Vanoise, in Haute Maurienne, which have perfectly preserved their charm of traditional villages, just like Bessans and Bonneval on Arc, at the foot of the Col de l’Iséran. Val Cenis, La Toussuire, Valloire and Saint-François-Longchamp, for their part, managed to position themselves on a more promising ski niche.